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gene
This entry is located in the following unit: geno-, gen-, genit-, gener-, -gen (page 10)
(Greek > Latin: race, kind; line of descent; origin, creation; pertaining to sexual relations, reproduction, or heredity; and more recently, a gene or genes)
(Latin: birth, beget; descent, origin, creation, inception, beginning, race, sort; kind, class)
Word Entries containing the term: “gene
gene amplification (s) (noun), gene amplifications (pl)
A selective replication of a specific gene or genes disproportionate to their representation in the parent molecule; such as, that which occurs in specific cells in response to signals of cell development or to stresses from the environment: "In humans, gene amplification is seen more often in malignant cells."
This entry is located in the following unit: ampli-, ampl- (page 2)
luxury gene (s) (noun), luxury genes (pl)
In genetics, a hereditary unit consisting of a sequence of DNA which codes for a specialized function: Luxury genes are sometimes synthesized; usually, in large amounts, in particular cell types.
This entry is located in the following unit: luxur- (page 1)
zygotic lethal gene
A gene which allows the normal functioning of gametes (reproductive cells in animals and plants), but has lethal (deadly) effects during embryonic or larval development.
This entry is located in the following unit: zygo-, zyg-, -zygous; zygomatico- + (page 5)